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. the first pope to do so in nearly 600 years. pope benedict says he's stepping down because of his age and diminishing strength. tara moriarty joins us now from san francisco with more on this mornings stunning announcement. tara. >> reporter: the vatican confirming the pope will resign february 28th. we are here at st. mary's cathedral. it's right across the street from the arch diocese. we should mention pope benedict is the first to step down in nearly 600 years. the 85-year-old announced his decision in latin this morning during a meeting of vatican cardinals. he emphasized carrying out the duties of pope the leader of a billion roman catholics requires stamina. something he is running out of. after repeatedly examing my congress before god i came to my strength and age are no longer suited for the ministry. he went on to say that strength of mind and body are necessary. strength with which in the last few months has deteriorated me to the extent i had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me. the last pope to resign was gregory in 1415 he did
them as a group for the last time. at 8:00 this morning, pacific time, pope benedict xvi will get on a helicopter. he will fly to a retreat outside of rome. that's where he will officially resign later today. brian flow remembers joining us live at st. mary's cathedral in san francisco where a special mass will be held to thank benedict for his life of service. brian? >> reporter: hi, dave. yeah, a special mass indeed, good morning to you. several bay area catholics will be taking part in the thanksgiving masses this morning starting in about an hour here. we're live at st. mary's where one of the services will be held. it's unknown how many catholics will be attending. but the service is expected to give thanks to pope benedict's eight years as pope and pray for his help. the pope says he will offer unconditional reverence and obedience of his successor. cardinals are planning to meet next week to discuss a conclave to take place. there are many questions remaining on who the candidates are. for many catholics in the bay area, they have ideas who they would like to see as the nex
the church. pope benedict emphasized that carrying out the duties of being pope the leader of more than a billion roman catholics requires strength which he simply doesn't have anymore. after having repeatedly examed my conscious before god, i have come to the certainty that my strength due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise. pope benedict the 265th pope was born in 1927 as joseph in germany. he was forced into the hitler's youth at age 14. he served in the army but was desserted. he led the church since 2005 through a time that has seen him criticized for the handling of the parishioners of church. this really sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of march. coming up we will tell you why some people could perhaps see this resignation coming. we are live in san francisco i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time is 5:02. over night news a crash in concord leaves one man with life threatening injuries. police say he was walking across clayton road at about 6:15 last night. investigators say the 52-year- old man was not in the
may have come prior to his election in 2005. pope benedict xvi hoped to retire and write books. he's he's a highly regarded scholar in theology. he submitted his resignation three times. despite statements that he didn't have the mental and physical strength to go on, one parishioner said it was bad timing. >> i would have resigned after -- let's say after easter. this is the most highly, highly -- holy, holiday of the catholic church. >> reporter: the 85-year-old's last day of pope will be february 28th the last time a pope resigned was nearly 600 years ago, in 1415, when pope gregory stepped down in order to an end a civil war within the church. pope benedict xvi was born in 1927 as joseph ratzinger in germany he was forced into hitler's youth at age 14. he served in the army but deserted and was captured by the americans. we are hoping to speak from officials from the archdiocese this morning. we'll let you know what they have to say. live from san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> in overnight news, a crash in concord leaves one man with life-
are honoring pope benedict xvi. they will hold a thanksgiving mass at 8:00 this morning and the service includes special service and to thank him for his service to the church. they will hold a meeting at the basilica. >>> the cuts are said to kick in and they are on rival democratic plans but both are expected to sale. president barack obama has set up a congressional meeting with leaders tomorrow. many that rely on federal funding are bracing and they include a 5.4 statewide cut to provide meals for seniors on fixed incomes. and 8,200 children across california will be kicked out of the head start program which provides subsidized preschool forehead start kids. those are the two biggest challenging facing the city of oakland. the idea is to make more room for bicyclists and to cut down on collisions. the plan will drive away and kill businesses but a test run is scheduled for later this year. >> very interesting. 4:35 is the time. sal? >>> it looks pretty good pam. the traffic is doing well and we have had a couple of overnight accidents but fortunately they cleared and the traffic is
's exciting finish came one day after a frightening cash. >>> pope benedict xvi has given his final blessing before he steps down on thursday. about 100,000 people were in st. peters square. he told the crowd he would take up a life of prayer and meditation and he's not abandoning the church. pope benedict will be the first in 600 years to step down. the st. mary's monosenior also dismissed recent reports about sex scandals. some say the pope is leaving to distance himself from gay priests at the vatican that are being blackmailed. the vatican says the allegations are completely false. >>> more information on the oscar pistorius shooting. a spokeswoman for pistorius says he is in pitoria. he met with correctional officers under the bail terms in his murder case. he is staying at ancona can -- at an uncle's house. he is charged with killing his girlfriend earlier this month. >>> investigators are stepping up their search for a suspect in a las vegas shooting. they identified mr harris as a suspect in a gunfight that killed three people. incollideing wrapper ken -- rapper kenny clutch. he file
is responsible. >>> and pope benedict xvi makes his final appearance before stepping down. his message to his followers. it's all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, everybody it's wednesday, february 27th i'm brian flores. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us. let's check in with steve as promised. it seems to be getting warmer this week. >> very nice warm. >> yeah. big system in the great lakes. subtle changes today. really probably only those in weather might notice it. we will see a few high clouds come in here. it will still be mild to warm. here is sal. >>> good morning. right now traffic is moving along pretty well around the bay scene take a look at highway 24. it is looking pretty good adds you drive through. there are no major problems. as a matter of fact, the traffic continues to look good. also the southbound 101 as you drive past the ups building there is road work there. we'll keep an eye on it for you. let's go back to the desk. >>> sal, thank you. we begin with breaking news in san francisco. dozens of homes and cars are flood
.ktvu.com and on our facebook page. >>> this is pope benedict xvi's last day as pope. >> he pledged reference and -- rev reference and obedience and he told them they are the princes of the church. and they are honoring special services. san francisco plans a thanksgiving mass and there will be plans for a long retirement and basilica and san jose are planning a special mass tonight. >>> he is a very senior person at the white house who threatened him saying he would regret blaming president barack obama for the quest tracing -- quest tracing. -- sequestering over the spending cuts. that generated an e-mail from the white house. >> it makes me very uncomfortable to have the white house telling reporters you are going to regret doing something you believe in. >> white house issued a statement saying no threat was intended in that e-mail. it was suggested that he would regret his statement about the sequester because it was not accurate. >>> across the board federal spending cuts are due to kick in and the senate is rivalling to replace the cuts. the likely result of the senate vote and what pr
. tori and dave? >> all right. thank you, pam. >>> we've learned what pope benedict xvi will be called when he officially retires. he will be known as a emeritus pope and will continue to wear right. when he steps down, he lob the first pontiff to do so in 600 years. cardinal levada leaves for the vatican today to help choose the new pope. he will be among the 117 cardinals voting on the replacement for pope benedict xvi. yesterday, he talked about some of the qualities he would be looking for in the next pope. >> a man of prayer, a man of peace, a person who has shown qualities of leadership either through his work in the nature of the archdiocese in the world or possibly through heading a department or perhaps more ideally a combination of those things. >> the cardinals hope to elect a new hope before the start of holy week which begins march 24th. the pope changed the rules of the conclave, a group of cardinals who will choose the new pope allowing them to move up the start date before the usual 15-day period between the start of the conclave. it was one of his last acts before step
time pope benedict xvi has had a pace maker for years. this came one day after the pope announced he was resigning. he cited his age and fatigue is the reasons he is stepping down. even his closest associates had no idea he was planning on stepping down. the church hopes to have a new pope in place in time for easter. the number of catholics is declining in europe and there is a projected boom in asia and latin america. and a new pope could come from a country far away from europe. >> up until this point popes have always been european but the college of cardinals is becoming much more global. >> cardinals from nigeria and canada. they are all on the short list. there is one considered to become the next pope. >>> the arch diocese recently barred him from public duties for not doing more to stop sexual abuse by priests when he led the archdiocese. he looks forward to traveling to rome to elect the next pope. you will find more on the pope's decision to step down and you will find the process of choosing the next pope on www.ktvu.com. >>> i am looking at the toll plaza and we can all
this morning. >>> pope benedict xvi hit his head during a trip to mexico last month however they are denying it has anything to do with his resignation. on tuesday the pope disclosed he had a pace maker and that the batteries were recently replaced. >>> president barack obama will be rallying support in georgia for the ideas he june veiled -- unveiled in his state of the union address and he talked about creating new jobs. he will making preschool available in programs like head start. now after he goes back to the white house today, president barack obama will take part in a fire side hide out with google plus and people all over the country can do the same thing after last year. fire side is a take off on what franklin did on his chats and this is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. our time. >>> they plan to have drones flying over the county. sheriff gregory wants to use the drones for things like bomb threats, hostage standoffs and search and rescue operations but critics are already fighting this citing privacy concerns. >>> there are four battery swapping stations which are now in limbo. the sili
. pope benedict xvi will continue to wear white and when he steps counsel be the first to do so in hundreds of years. >>> they are due to vote in moving ahead with the confirmation of senator chuck hagel. after stalling the nomination for 12 days, late last night they said they would stop delaying the vote. if he is elected, he will replace leon panetta just days before massive cuts are due to hit the pentagon. >>> the building is at peer 27 and it will be the america's cup headquarters starting next month. this $90 million project will include arrays village, -- a race village and a place to dock all starting next year and ribbon cutting is set for early this morning. >> there are problems with the commute you should be aware of. and also the motorcycle crash is causing a big backup? >>> they are showing us a huge backup which has resulted in the two lanes being closed for a while and southbound is backed up out of hayward, the accident was near stevenson and the traffic is slow so if you are driving into the area you need to give yourself extra time and just getting onto the f
on billboards -- using his face on billboards in the areas harris is known to have lived. >>> pope benedict xvi will continue to wear white and when the pope officially steps town he will be the first to do so in 600 years. >>> cardinals williams leaves for the vatican to help choose the next peep. he will be among the 116 and he will talk about some of the qualities he will be looking for in the next pope. >> a man of prayer, a person who has shown qualities of leadership either through his work through a major arch die essential in the -- archdiocese in the world or perhaps more ideally a combination of those things. >> cardinal hopes to like the a new pope before the start of holy week. >>> more teens are dying in car crashes but when it comes to california, there is slightly better news. they conducted this new study and shows the deaths among 16 and 17-year-old drivers are up nationwide in the first six months of 2012. however 17 states and the official deaths went down slightly. >>> drakes bay is celebrating a legal victory which should let them stay open until may. they can continue to o
this morning, pope benedict xvi made his first public appearance since announcing he's resigning as head of the catholic church. [ cheers ] >> now, the pope received a standing ovation as he entered a packed capitol celebrate ash wednesday at the vatican. he told the congregation he's stepping down for the good of the church. he cited his frail health. ash wednesday marks the beginning of lent. the catholic church plans to have a new hope in place by easter, the end of lent. >>> well, back here at home, san francisco is selling the naming rights to port properties. it's a fund-raising pitch to help pay for the yacht race. they may be able to sponsor some of the san francisco port properties in order to cover their costs. the city, by the way, is on the hook for as much as $32 million. >>> 7:38. the bay bridge toll authority could approve funding today for a big celebration for the opening of the new eastern span of the new bay bridge. the plan calls for a one-way bridge walk on labor day weekend. there's also talk of a half marathon, fireworks and even a concert. the party would cost $5.
benedict made his first public appearance since announcing he is stepping down as leader of the catholic church. the pope received a standing ovation as he entered a packed chapel to celebrate ash wednesday. he told the congregation he is stepping down for the good of the church. ash wednesday marks the beginning of lent. the church plans to have a new pope in place by easter which isth end of -- easter which is the end of lent. >>> barry bonds is due back in a courtroom in a few hours. he will ask the federal appeals court to throw out his charges. claudine wong is looking at the court documents this morning. >> reporter: pam, we are in front of the ninth circuit cut of appeals where this hearing will take place. barry bonds expected to arrive during our morning show. we are keeping an eye out for that. he is of course hoping to get this obstruction of justice charge dismissed. we'll also talk about the arguments from both sides. this has been a ten-year journey leading us here. it comes down to testimony bonds gave the jury back in 2003. about falco. bonds was asked several questions a
of their injuries. >>> new this morning pope benedict made his first public appearance since announcing he is stepping down as leader of the catholic church. the pope received a standing ovation as he entered a packed chapel to celebrate ash wednesday. stepping down for good of the church. citing his frail health. ash wednesday marks the beginning of lint. the church hoping to have a new pope by easter. >>> bay bridge toll could have a new celebration. the plan calls for a one way bridge walk on labor day weekend. there is also talk about a half marathon out there. fire works, even a concert. now the party would cost about $5.5 million. the new span is due to open to traffic on september 3rd. the toll authority will also consider that $31 million security system for the new bridge today. >>> it is now 5:38. sal, unfortunately has been covering a couple crashes. one on 680. >> and the other one on 101. you are right pam and dave. southbound 680 the traffic because of a crash here is getting thicker. leaving pleasanton for fremont southbound 680. just got the update from chp they still have
for pope benedict. he appeared before 150,000 people at the vatican this morning for his final general audience. first he waved to the crowd from the pope mobile. then he stopped to kiss the fore heads of several babies. he recalled moments of joy and light as pope while also facing great pain and difficulty. he thanked everyone for respecting his decision to step down and to pray for the cardinals that have the enormous responsibility of picking the next pope. >>> developing news from switzerland. a workplace shooting and several people are dead. this all happened at a wood processing company. here's video of the plant where that shooting happened this morning. a local newspaper in switzerland said the shooter opened fire in a company cafeteria. investigators say at least three people were killed including the gunman and seven others are hurt. right now the police are there sealing off the entire scene. the investigation continues. >>> back here in this country this morning a congressional committee looks into senator dianne feinstein's proposed assault weapons ban. senator feinstein'
suffered a cracked bone in his back. >>> new revelations this morning about the health of pope benedict xvi. the vatican says the pope hit his head during a trip to mexico last march. however, the vatican denies that that accident had any relevant role in his decision to resign. yesterday, the pope took part in ash wednesday services. it was his first public appearances since the resignation announcement. on tuesday, the pope disclosed that he had a pacemaker and that the batteries had been replaced. >>> 8:02. happening now, president obama is heading to georgia to rally support for his early childhood education proposal that he unveiled in his state of the union address. this is new video of president obama boarding air force one just about one hour ago. today, the president will focus on his plans to make preschool available to more american children in programs such as headstart. after he return -- after he returns to the white house, he will take part in a fireside hangout with google plus to talk about his state of the union address. people around the country can submit question the vi
: the vatican is on the defense this morning. it denies claim from italian media that pope benedict decided to resign after getting a report from cardinals in december outlining corruption and homosexuality in the vatican. >> the pope's resignation takes effect on thursday. at a vatican news conference, we deseed that he started to move up the process of -- dear decided to move up the -- decided to move up the process of electing a new pope. the vatican today denied claims the pope is resigning under these claims. >> i don't worry they are being taken in by it. >> three cardinals authored the pope. the pope read this report in december and considered releasing it to other cardinals but instead the word is from the vatican he's putting it back in the papal abeat its waking the next pope's review. keith o'brien from scotland is being forced into early resignation. all of this is happening as california's 11 million catholics observe lent. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> peninsula state assemblyman jerry hill is calling for an audit of the state public utilities com
, connecticut. >>> the vatican is acknowledging for the first time that pope benedict xvi has had a pacemaker for several years. this revelation came a short time ago, one day after the pope stunned the world's 1 billion plus catholics by announcing he's resigning. the 85-year-old pope cited his age and fatigue as the reasons he's stepping down. sources say even the pope's closest associates had no idea he was planning to resign. the catholic church hopes to have a new pope in place by easter, march 31st. the vatican says the pope will have no role in what could be an historic decision. the number of catholics is declining in europe and there is a projected catholic room in asia, africa and latin america. the new pope could come from a country as far away as europe. >> up to this point, popes have been always european. but the church as a whole and the college of cardinals is becoming much more global. >> cardinals from ghana, nigeria and canada are on the top list. timothy dolan is expected the top american to become the top pope. richard mahoney will help elect the new pope. the archdiocese
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